For Immediate Release: October 21, 2008
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Site visit and informational hearing October 23rd for
GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant

The California Energy Commission has scheduled a site visit and informational hearing for the proposed GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant project. The public is invited to attend.

When: Thursday, October 23, 2008

Where: Second Floor, Tracy City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza, Tracy, California

The informational hearing begins at 4pm after the visit to the plant site at 3 pm. Free transportation will be provided to and from the site.

Who: Commissioner Karen Douglas, presiding member of the committee that will ensure that the project meets the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act will lead the site visit and informational hearing. These steps are the first in a formal process that allows the public, governmental agencies and other interested parties to participate in the review of the planned power plant.

What: GWF Energy, LLC, submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to the California Energy Commission on June 30, 2008, to modify the existing 169-megawatt, simple cycle Tracy Peaker Plant (TPP) into a 314-MW combined cycle facility The proposed project would occupy a 16.38 acre, fenced site within the existing GWF-owned 40 acre parcel in an unincorporated portion of San Joaquin County close to Tracy and about 20 miles southwest of Stockton.

Why: If approved by the Commission the project will begin construction in the fall of 2011, with full commercial operations targeted for the second quarter of 2013.

Throughout the project's 12-month licensing review, the Energy Commission will conduct public workshops and hearings on the proposed plant to determine whether it should be certified for a license and under what set of conditions.

More information on Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant project is available on the Energy Commission website at:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/tracyexpansion/index.html

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